Cure for Type II Diabetes: Vegan Diet

In many cases Type II Diabetes can be controlled and even cured by diet. The old saying is true, you are what you eat. Let’s take a look at some of the things this diet can do.

1. Increased energy – Bill Clinton is a Vegan, and has been quoted as saying he has a tremendous amount of energy. The thing about having more energy is that it tends to make you want to do more, it makes you want to be active. This is one of the keys to the two part magic formula; diet AND exercise.

2. Better control of blood sugar levels – Since the Vegan diet is mainly plant based, there are less up and downs in blood sugar that can be associated with the traditional north American diet. Even with the Vegan diet though it is essential to stay away from white starchy foods such as potatoes and white bread since the simple carbohydrates quickly turn to sugar in the blood. The real key is to stick with complex carbohydrates from vegetables and fruits. Once a stable blood sugar reading takes shape from following the diet, often times medications can be reduced, and seemingly miraculously they can be stopped altogether.

3. Reducing the risk of heart disease – Since the Vegan diet is naturally high in soluble fiber, cholesterol free and low in saturated fats, it is one of the most heart healthy diets a person can enjoy. This is key for sufferers of Type II Diabetes because of the increased risk of heart disease associated with the condition.

4. A healthier BMI – Putting all of these plant based foods in your body, typically carries a drastically reduced caloric payload. This in turn generally means over time your body percentage of fat will go down, losing weight is a side effect of the diet, gaining energy, healthier skin and hair are also well documented side effects of the diet.

As with any diet or exercise program it would be wise to consult with your doctor, I would recommend however also consulting with a dietitian. Some doctor’s look at treating ailments with diet alone a bit to “alternative” Take the advice of your PCP with a grain of salt, not literally though salt is bad for you. Seriously though your health is simply that, Yours. No one else will take your health more seriously than you. Do the research, do the work, make it a lifestyle rather than a diet and you will be more likely to succeed.